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American Gangster

"There are two sides to the American dream."

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

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Released: Oct 19th, 2007
Budget: $50,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A

American Gangster Main Cast

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Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
plays Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
plays Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
plays Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
plays Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal
Lymari Nadal
plays Eva
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): During the chase of the Bronco after the $20,000 drug purchase, inner-vehicle shots of Richie Roberts show a Torino name plate on the dash board although exterior shots of the chase show them in a Cadilac.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): In 1968 Saigon, Frank Lucas (III)'s cousin Nate uses turn-of-the-century terms like "aight" for "all right" and "fiddy" for "fifty". Several other characters use "aight" throughout the film.
  • Ridley Scott recalls that this production was one of the most massive undertakings of his career. There were 360 scenes filmed in over 180 different locations.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): The tops of the fire hydrants seen in the movies were not introduced until the 1990s. They looked different in the 1970s.
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